StoryTrails in Scotland
Residents invited to see Dundee and Dumfries differently as free, groundbreaking UK-wide series of storytelling events launch in Scotland
This summer, StoryTrails, the UK’s largest immersive storytelling experience, invites residents of Dundee and Dumfries to explore untold and local stories about each town through ground-breaking multimedia technologies. Actress and Dumfries resident Joanna Lumley and Dundonian athlete Eilish McColgan are among the narrators of stories that range from Dundee’s forgotten Olympians, to Dumfries’ the annual crowning of the ‘Queen of the South’.
StoryTrails, part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, comes to Scotland with two, free live events taking place on 7 and 8 July in Dundee and 12 and 13 July in Dumfries, as part of a tour of 15 towns and cities across the UK this year. Centred around Dundee Central Library and Ewart Library in Dumfries, as well as on the streets of the towns themselves, the events feature digital experiences that allow people to experience their town in completely new ways through the magic of augmented (AR), virtual reality (VR) and immersive cinema. Both Scottish StoryTrails events are part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 partner programme.